Famous Sayings of

Sr. Bob Jones

Bob Jones, Sr.

"Every successful man I have ever met had come at some time under the dominating power of a great truth."

"Finish the job."

"You can do anything you ought to do."

"Don't sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate."

"You can't do wrong and get away with it."

"It is a sin to do less than your best."

"The greatest ability is dependability." (Prov. 20:6; 28:20)

"The test of your character is what it takes to stop you."

"It is never right to do wrong in order to get a chance to do right."

"You and God make a majority in your community."

"It is no disgrace to fail; it is a disgrace to do less than your best to keep from failing."

"Give God your heart and he will straighten out the kinks in your head."

"You can do anything you ought to do." (2 Cor. 8:7)

"You cannot do wrong and get away with it." (Gal. 6:7)

"Beware of unreasonable people."

"Back of every tragedy in human character
there is a slow process of wicked thinking."

"There is a form of insanity brought about by wrongdoing."

"God sometimes uses a man who never had a chance,
but God never uses a man who had a chance
and would not take it
or who could make a chance and would not do it."

"When you overpay one obligation
by subtracting from another obligation,
you are sinning against God."

"Every person is either master or mastered."

"When gratitude dies on the altar of a man's heart,
that man is well-nigh hopeless."

"There is only one thing to do about anything,
and that is to do the right thing."

"The measure of your responsibility
is the measure of your opportunity."

"Pride is the stone over which most people stumble."

"Simplicity is truth's most becoming garb."

"The Devil did not tempt Adam and Eve to steal,
to lie, to kill, to commit adultery;
he tempted them to live independent of God."

"Wisdom is knowing how to use knowledge
so as to meet successfully the emergencies of life."

"Education without salvation is damnation."

"Zacchaeus had short legs,
but he outran the crowd when Jesus passed through town.
Short legs will get you there as fast as
long legs if you know how to use them."